Combat Morale Podcast
Combat Morale Podcast
Dr Tom Thorpe
S1E14 – Dr Spencer Jones – Combat motivations in the Boer War
48 minutes Posted Apr 6, 2022 at 6:54 pm.
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Dr Spencer Jones, Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, talks about the combat motivation of the various sides fighting in the 1899-1902 Boer War. This conflict was fought between the British Empire and the two Boer Republics (the South African Republic and the Orange Free State) over the Empire’s influence in Southern Africa. The conflict lasted for three years and started off as a conventional conflict and morphed into an insurgency. It was bitterly contested with brutality on both sides that killed around 50k people. Spencer…